Hurricane Sally is moving towards the Gulf coast, threatening to bring possible historic floods and flash floods “extremely life-threatening,” according to forecasters.
The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the coast of southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday before landing on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning in the hurricane warning area, which extends from the east of the mouth of the Pearl River to Navarre, Florida.
On Tuesday morning, the storm was located about 65 miles east of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 105 miles south-southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi. The maximum sustained winds were 85 mph, with stronger gusts. It was moving northwest at 2 mph.